Rep. of AMAA at the 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence Day Celebration organized by the Embassy of Armenia

L to R: Drs. Nurhan and Celeste Helvacian, Zaven Khanjian,
Victoria and Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian, Sona Khanjian, 
Gary and Arine Phillips

On September 28, representatives of AMAA participated in the Celebration of Armenia’s 25th Independence Day at the Hall of the Americas in Washington, DC, organized by the Embassy of Armenia to the United States under the auspices of the Armenia Fund. Over 400 guests attended the event representing various Armenian and non-Armenian organization and churches.


Zaven and Sona Khanjian, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Gary and Arsine Phillips

Armenian Ambassador to the U.S. Grigor Hovhannissian welcomed the guests and spoke about the key role of those who paved the way for U.S.-Armenia relations. Armenia Fund President Maria Mehranian served as the Master of Ceremonies, with special remarks from Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Jackie Speier (D-CA), as well as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA).


Shoghag and Dr. Raffy Hovanessian, Arshbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Sona and Zaven Khanjian


Dr. Raffy and Shoghag Hovanessian, Ambassador Grigor and Victoria Hovhannissian, Sona and Zaven Khanjian


Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence

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